Joan Guzman Makes Lightweight Limit

Two time world champion, Joan Guzman, proved to the world that he can make weight. On Friday, December 19th, Joan Guzman, weighed in below the 135lbs. weight limit for his fight against Ameth Diaz. The fight which will take place Saturday, December 20th at the Palacio de Deportes in Dominican Republic and is promoted by Jay Boxing Promotions, will be an elimination bout for the WBA 135lb. title..

Guzman proved to his fans and all others in the boxing world that his inability to make weight for his bout against Campbell in September was not because he could no longer make the weight but because of health issues that inteferred with him shedding the excess pounds. Guzman said " I had a great training camp and made weight without a problem. I am feeling strong and healthy and am ready to give Diaz one of the toughest fights of his career. I did not come to the Dominican Republic to lose in front of my people. Everyone will see Saturday that their Dominican champ is back and better than ever."

Diaz, who arrived in Santo Domingo on Wednesday from Panama also weighed in under the 135lb weight limit. In addition to Guzman and Diaz, Argenis Mendez who will be the co-main event of the night also complied with his weight limits along with, Victor Cayo, Hector Julio Avila and Jose Guzman. The bout will be televised via CERTV in the Dominican Republic and will be broadcast in the United States via, Dish Network and Direct TV.

Article posted on 20.12.2008

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